No Pain With Tooth Decay

You Can Have No Pain With Tooth Decay

A picture showing the enamel on your tooth and decay that goes down to teh pulp.Did you know that tooth decay starts in the enamel of your tooth which doesn’t have any nerve endings? Because there are no nerve endings in this area of your teeth you can have tooth decay and not even know it.

Once the acids in the bacteria pierces a hole through the enamel of your tooth, the damage is beyond any care you can give it at home. Once it reaches this point the only way to treat it is to remove the damaged area. If caught early enough, just a small affordable filling is all that’s needed. If left untreated, there’s a good chance you will need a root canal and/or crown.

This is why it’s so important to schedule regular cleanings with your dentist. That way you can catch anything before it gets too far and will thus cost you more money.

If you live in the Englewood Colorado area and are looking for a new dentist, please give Acacia Dental Group a call today. 303-781-0624